A Newsweek intern and the creepy editor

tumblr_m0kry4AHCC1r4qlp5o8_r1_250What happened to a Newsweek intern in the summer of 1999:

“The editor pushed me down onto his huge white couch. Both his breath and his body were so heavy, so much heavier than I had ever thought possible. It seemed impossible that another human being could be so heavy, so total. His hands were on me, his mouth a gaping fish. I couldn’t push him off me. No amount of Vassar or pencil skirts or housewife chic or tablecloths or steak or drivers or house-sitting, even, could push him off me. Being unable to move, I spoke. I said ‘no.’ ….”

“It’s always been a cliché to hit up the intern. But the summer of 1999 was an especially cliché time to hit up the intern. Clinton’s impeachment trial had just concluded that February. The country was ablaze with intern improprieties.”

* The most bloated magazine of the most bloated era: Farewell to Newsweek (gawker.com)